Healthy Hawaii Guide

Considerations for a Patient-Friendly Government This annual guide aims to help voters and elected officials reduce harm to patients while improving our Cannabis economy.  More than 25,000 licensed patients in Hawaii are affected by restrictions on Cannabis medicine. Nationally, 70% of voters oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreational […]

Cannabis Talk with Ethan Nebelkopf

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You Are Invited!  We hope you’ll join us for a very special meeting of the Hawaii Patients Union.  Cannabis Talk Story on Hawaii IslandFriday. May 25th 5pm – 7pm Hawaii Innovation Center in Hilo117 Keawe Street, Hilo, Hi 96720Map + Directions This month the Hawaii Patient Union will have a special guest host, author Ethan […]

Biodynamic Cultivation with Compost – Colum Riley – Malibu Compost

Learn basic and advanced composting. Shango Los’ latest video. If you’re not familiar with Shango’s Shaping Fire Podcast, be sure to check it out for more expert recordings. These are “must watch/listen” recordings for anyone interested in being a great grower and or Cannabis entrepreneur. Shangos YouTube Channel

4:20 All Day

4:20 All Day

You Are Invited!  We hope you’ll join us for a not-so-regular monthly meeting of the Hawaii Patients Union.  Friday. April 20th 10am – 4:20pm Hawaii Innovation Center in Hilo117 Keawe Street, Hilo, Hi 96720 Cannabis brings us together again to celebrate Cannabis health and wellness with our community. On 4/20 we rally our families and […]

Who Will Be the First State to Fix Insurance for Cannabis Medicine?

State departments of health couldn’t fix health insurance for patients who rely on Cannabis medicine. Legislators didn’t pass laws.  Jeff Sessions. Local judiciaries may start filling gaps in coverage with court rulings. Have any similar cases been brought before courts in Hawaii? Meanwhile in New Jersey… Dr. John Gordon at urhealthguide.com wrote about a case last […]

Hawaii Adds ALS to MMJ Program; Rejects Anxiety Disorders | Ganjapreneur

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We’re all super grateful for another contribution from Dr. Clifton Otto. This time it’s ALS disease. Mahalo for your work at getting this debilitating disease approved for healthcare. Amazing that only a few days ago an ALS patient would have been put in jail for trying Cannabis. Here’s the letter from Dr. Otto: https://hawaiicannabis.org/wp-content/uploads/ALSPetition-DOHApproval-19Dec17.pdf Read […]

Preventing Yeast and Mold with Two-Way Humidity Control

When a grower harvests their cannabis plants, they process it by drying, curing and trimming the plant material. Dried cannabis ready for the consumer can often sit on retail shelves for months before it is purchased. According to the Cannabis Safety Institute, trimming is the processing stage with the highest level of human handling, and […]

Best Practices for Cannabis Storage

As CEO of Cannador, I work closely with engineers to create uniquely designed cannabis storage products and accessories that allow you to maintain the freshness, taste and quality of cannabis. Along the way, we’ve discovered a great deal about storing cured flower, and we’ve since developed a number of cannabis storage best practices. Cannabis exposed […]

New Strains Alert: Big Smooth, 3rd Coast Panama Chunk, Destroyer, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert is a love letter to Haze. Shining Silver Haze, Easy Peezy, and Purple Linda are all infused with Haze genetics, giving each strain cerebral qualities that uplift the mood. Intermixed with 3rd Coast Panama Chunk, Destroyer, Big Smooth, and the CBD-rich Fast Eddy, this collection of strains creates a balanced bouquet […]

New Strains Alert: Ecto Cooler, Tillamook Strawberry, Lee Roy, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert brings together a heavyweight from Mr. Mack’s Snacks, a crown jewel suitable for a princess, two user submitted strains from a Facebook comment (believe me, we hear you and we are listening), and many more sticky flowers stemming from legal cannabis lands. For fruit fanatics, snap off a piece of […]

Microdosing Weed: From Medical-Use Only to a Lifestyle Supplement

Cannabis is going from medical-use only to a lifestyle supplement as more states go recreational. In both pioneering states like Colorado, and new adult-use states like California, there’s a new trend emerging: Microdosing Weed.  Products like Root of it All‘s cannabis-infused essential oils, and low-dose Kiva Confections are prime examples of companies making cannabis-infused products […]

New Strains Alert: Brainwreck, DJ Andy Williams, Dirty Widow, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert is a gathering of good herbs made by and for good folks. Andy Williams was a sensational DJ and snowboarder, and we’re glad to list his strain to help immortalize the good energy and good vibes he shared. Also, we have two Trainwreck crosses for fans seeking the exhilarating rush […]

Humboldt’s Finest Sets the Industry Standard in Sustainable Sun Grown Cannabis

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HUMBOLDT, Calif., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Humboldt’s Finest, the leader in craft cannabis production, is setting the standard for sustainable cannabis cultivation with advanced “sun grown” and “rain grown” farming techniques. With cannabis production expanding rapidly in California, the water use and carbon footprint of the industry is becoming a real concern. Humboldt’s Finest […]

New Strains Alert: Wonder Kid, Mud Bite, Tranquil Elephantizer, and More

With Punxsutawney Phil declaring six more weeks of winter, there is no better time to hunker down indoors with a relaxing indica-dominant strain. As luck would have it, this week’s New Strains Alert is packed to the brim with indica dominance: Mud Bite, from our pals to the North, is an Alaskan bred strain steeped […]

New Strain Alert: Peyote Cookies, Chocolate Drop, Pineapple Cookies, and More

This week we have two special cookies cuts from Calyx Gardens and Barney’s Farm, a tropical variety of cotton candy in cannabis form, an Afghan Kush cross with sedation to spare, a Muhammad Ali homage that’s punchy with CBD-rich cannabinoids, and a dank dog out of the San Fernando Valley. If you’ve had the pleasure […]

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The Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA) offers members of the public free legal assistance. Self-Help Center Info Description of Services: Access to Justice Rooms – Volunteer attorneys provide limited legal advice to unrepresented litigants involved in a civil cases. Self-Help Centers – Volunteer attorneys and AmeriCorps Advocates provided limited legal information to help self-represented litigants […]

New Strains Alert: Suicide Girl, Citrus Sunshine Haze, Peyton Manning, and More

Today is a historic day. Today is a day that will reverberate throughout the world and in the hearts of cannabis consumers and opponents alike. Today is Friday, and you know what that means, New Strains Alert, baby! This week we are shining a spotlight on our friends at Dinafem Seeds. Critical Plus 2.0 doubles […]

New Strains Alert: Purple Punch, Gold King’s Thai, Legend OG, and More

Happy Friday! This week’s New Strains Alert shares unique varieties of cannabis from the Midwest, the West Coast, and Leafly users like you. This includes Gold King’s Thai, a 1979 Thai Stick seed stock that has survived in the depths of the cannabis underground and is only recently available through the rise of new legal markets; […]

Pruning Marijuana Plants

Pruning marijuana plants is a valuable practice for generating a much higher yield. When done correctly, it can make all the difference in the world for marijuana growers. The key here, of course, is “when done correctly.” That is because pruning can be a difficult task, and the risks can be rather high, especially if […]

How To Make Cannabis Infused Olive Oil

Most stoners prefer to make cannabis butter because it’s quite versatile and it’s easier to make edibles with as compared to always just throwing weed in the pot. However, it seems like most people don’t really know that you can make olive oil infused with cannabis as well. The olive oil is far healthier than […]

How to Germinate Cannabis Seeds

Germination is the process in which a new plant begins to grow from a seed. Also referred to as “popping,” germination is the very first step in starting your cannabis garden. Cannabis seeds can be acquired from an array of sources and can vary in quality. Online seed banks are generally your best bet for […]

New Strains Alert: Strawberry Frost, California Hash Plant, Captain’s Cake, and More

Happy New Year, dearest connoisseurs, grassy green horns, and cannabis-curious individuals! We’re barely a week in to 2017 and cannabis flowers are literally and metaphorically taking root all over the country, and likely in a state near you. With eight new states joining the movement and innovative breeder and growers emerging from their respective gray […]

New Strains Alert: Strawberry Frost, California Hash Plant, Captain’s Cake, and More

Happy New Year, dearest connoisseurs, grassy green horns, and cannabis-curious individuals! We’re barely a week in to 2017 and cannabis flowers are literally and metaphorically taking root all over the country, and likely in a state near you. With eight new states joining the movement and innovative breeder and growers emerging from their respective gray […]

Hawaiʻi’s Cannabis Goals for 2017 – Legislative Updates

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Originally published Jan. 2nd, 2017 We know we can do better. If 10% of the licensed Cannabis patients in Hawaii engaged in direct action, we could save lives in 2017. How many Cannabis-preventable deaths occurred in 2016? How many will occur in 2017? There is no legal way to grow Cannabis in Hawaii. The mere act […]

New Strains Alert: Appleberry, Lime Skunk, Romulan Haze, and More

As the year comes to a close and  I survey the distance we have traveled as a community, I am glad and honored to make this the last New Strains Alert of 2016. Much has changed over the past 365 days, but the immutable fact remains: cannabis means more this year. Its meaning has transcended the […]

New Strains Alert: Pacific Blue, Euphoria Cookies, Bianca, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert is a set of Leafly submissions from cannabis consumers like you. Spyder Mon is a Charlotte’s Web cross with extra CBD and skunkiness to share. Euphoria Cookies shows up to the party already baked (and smelling of baked goods), bringing its famous mid-level sedation in tow. Pacific Blue pleases the […]

Bud Rot: How to Deal with This Cannabis Plant Mold

It doesn’t get much worse than walking into your garden or drying room to find mold developing on your plants and buds. Mold is something gardeners must always be aware of as the spores are virtually everywhere. Because mold is always ready to strike, it’s important to know how to prevent its development in the […]

New Strains Alert: Thunderbird Rose, Tropic Thunder, Cherry Thunder Fuck, and More

Thunder, thunder, thunder, THUNDER(cats)! This week’s New Strains Alert brings the thunder (on behalf of my homeboy, Lion-O) for cannabis enthusiasts everywhere looking to up their cannabinoid intake for the weekend. Off the top we have a trio of thunderheads: Thunderbird Rose, Tropic Thunder, and Cherry Thunder Fuck, which explore a wide range of terpenes […]

What is the Endocannabinoid System and What is Its Role?

What is the Endocannabinoid System and What is Its Role?

It’s becoming clear the endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in the human body’s inner workings. As such, a better understanding of this system—and of cannabinoids in general—will likely lead to better health outcomes. Leafly got in touch with Hanuš to asked him about his team’s discovery, the scientific progress that has been made since, […]

Meet Lumir Hanus, Who Discovered the First Endocannabinoid

What is the Endocannabinoid System and What is Its Role?

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most important discoveries in cannabinoid science. On March 24, 1992, Lumír Hanuš, a Czech analytical chemist working in Israel with American pharmacologist William Devane, isolated the first known endocannabinoid in the human brain. They named it anandamide, after the Sanskrit word for joy or bliss. Both […]

New Strains Alert: Cherry Sauce, Sweet Baby Jane, Swiss Tsunami, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert shares some wonder and wellness  through a few handy high-ratio Harlequin crosses; a Cherry Pie tasting menu that includes Cherry Cream Pie with Cherry Sauce; and a couple high profile cuts from Cresco Labs (with a shout out to my Windy City ents!) Explore these strains and learn the importance […]

New Strains Alert: GTO, Nightmare Cookies, Versace, and More

From fashion icons to muscle cars, this week’s New Strains Alert has it all. Thunderstruck is a CBD strain worth riffing on for a clear-headed buzz that is easy on the body. Nightmare Cookies is the newest addition to a growing number of Cookie cuts in the Leafly Database. With the heady addition of White Nightmare to the […]

The 5 Easiest Cannabis Strains to Grow for Beginners

All cannabis strains are not created equal. Because of this, it’s important for novice growers to consider which strains might be best as they develop their skills in the garden. Some strains exhibit better resilience to drought, mold, disease, and insects. Others require less nutrients than others. As a beginner grower, it’s best to steer […]

New Strains Alert: Monolith, Hoarfrost, Orange Durban, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert is just in time for the Feast of St. Stretchy Pants, also known as Thanksgiving. Spilling over like some stinky cornucopia, this list of strains is packed with the resinous bounty of Mother Nature herself. Enjoy a double dose of grape goodness in Grape Drink and Concord Grape Blockhead. If […]

New Strains Alert: Jack’s Dream, Hades Haze, Enemy of the State, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert is steeped in mysterious genetic crosses. Ginger Ale, whose grandparent genetics remain unclear, is quickly gaining a reputation as a heavy-hitting hybrid with a potent, effervescent euphoria and a second-to-none sedation that bubbles up throughout the body. Elephant, an old school sativa known for its mammoth buds, is making a comeback […]

California and Washington Cultivation Compliance – Guide and Law

In California, The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is the lead agency for the promulgation of rules and the issuing of licenses for cultivation according to the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), “a community based, non-profit organization that advocates for science-based protection and restoration of Northwest California’s Forests”. Starting in 2018 the Department of […]

New Strains Alert: Pineapple Fields, Purple Pinecone, Fruity Widow, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert is a terpene-rich “Hail to the Chief!” Whomever you voted for and whether or not they won or lost, this list of pungent flowers has a flavor or effect for you. Angel OG is a fruity twist on a classic OG cross, offering deep sedation and a berry undertone. Ultra […]

Whistler Marijuana Grower Runs Fully Certified Organic Grow House

As a 14-year-old loading soil at a Quebec poinsettia greenhouse, David Bernard-Perron never would have expected he’d grow up to be the lead agronomist for a marijuana company in Whistler. But at 29, that’s exactly what he’s doing, and the company he works for is at the forefront of quickly growing industry. Bernard-Perron says the poinsettia job can […]

New Strains Alert: Vader OG, Alien Rift, Blue Ox, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert delivers a collection of up-and-coming classics from Ocean Grown Seeds and dishes up a few white-hot user-submitted strains for the weekend. Sequoia Strawberry is a fantastic fruity cross of White Strawberry and White Nightmare that will put a sizzle in your brain and some pep in your step. If you […]

New Strains Alert: Cali Jack, Ultra Banana, Blue Wonder, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert is stacked high with fruity genetics. Grape Calyx by Calyx Garden is a nuanced complex of strains that has been in development since 2012 and offers deep Kush and Cookies elements for the refined cannabis connoisseur. Ninja Fruit from our pals at Ocean Grown Seeds reeks of a phenomenal Haze […]

New Strains Alert: Cali Jack, Ultra Banana, Blue Wonder, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert is stacked high with fruity genetics. Grape Calyx by Calyx Garden is a nuanced complex of strains that has been in development since 2012 and offers deep Kush and Cookies elements for the refined cannabis connoisseur. Ninja Fruit from our pals at Ocean Grown Seeds reeks of a phenomenal Haze […]

New Strains Alert: Sonic Screwdriver, Lemonder, Golden Gage, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert includes some local favorites alongside a few up and coming heavy hitters. We’ve added some outstanding OG crosses, including Lemonder (Lavender x OG Kush) and Chem D.O.G. (Chemdawg x OG Kush). With complex terpene profiles and the right balance of heavy and heady, these OG’s are ready for the weekend. […]

New Strains Alert: Grape Cookies, Lemon Larry Lavender, Super G, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert has some fruity and floral favorites for the discerning cannabis consumer. Lemon Larry (AKA Larry OG) is a phenomenal citrus-loaded Kush cut that gains potency and dimension through the addition of the Linalool-rich genetics of Lavender. If berries are more your style, dig into the sweet, resinous foliage of Appalachian […]

How to Make a Joint Burn Slower and Last Longer

Proper joint rolling is considered a fine art in many social circles. There’s something special about a properly rolled, evenly burning joint that seems to last as long as you want it to. Unfortunately, not all of us have the magic green touch and joint rolling can be somewhat of a cumbersome task. One opportunity […]

5 Experts Weigh in on Cannabis Concentrates and How to Use Them

This article is sponsored by Firefly, a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in the research, design, and manufacturing of vaporizer hardware. Cannabis concentrates aren’t going anywhere. This segment of the market – which includes waxes, shatters, hash oils, rosins, tinctures, and more – is expanding at lightning speed, and may give us the most compelling vision […]

New Strains Alert: Space Cream, Mother’s Milk, Pink Lemonade, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert is a full house of hybrid buds that reach toward indica or sativa dominance but don’t quite hit the mark. That’s not to say the effects of these strains are weak or without nuance, but rather an illustration of the middle ground they inhabit with their complementary mental and physical […]

Advocates urge state to speed up medical marijuana card processing

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The state’s Medical Marijuana Registry office only has a handful of workers, and they’re responsible for keeping up with the growing demand for medical marijuana cards. The small staff processes and verifies approximately 1,200 applications a month. Once patients get a card, they’re allowed to legally obtain medical marijuana. “Every single app that […]

How Backyard Pot Farming Is Helping Kids With Autism

Karlee lives in a quiet town in southeastern Washington. Last year, she put in a new cedar fence around her home. The fence is 6 feet tall, and behind it Karlee grows tomatoes, zucchini, and marijuana. As it matures, the sweet smell of pot starts to waft into the neighborhood. This is Karlee’s cue that […]

New Strains Alert: Moloka’i Frost, Sour Joker, Stardawg Guava, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert is a surprisingly sativa-dominant bouquet of flowers from Hawai’i, the circus, and a galaxy far, far away. We’ve added three distinct Hawaiian landrace strains that are loaded with tropical terpenes and history. For all the Chemdawg enthusiasts, dig into some Stardawg Guava, which combines two awesome Chemdawg cuts, Chemdawg 4 […]

Identifying Old or Bad Cannabis Past its Shelf Life

Cannabis can have an indefinite shelf life, but only if all of the proper conditions have been met. For cannabis to truly stand the sands of time, one must not only handle each process of the growth and harvest cycle carefully, but also store the cannabis properly. If all of these conditions are met, one could […]

These Factors Can Impact How Quickly or Slowly Your Cannabis Burns

It doesn’t take much to experience an enjoyable cannabis smoking session — some fine cannabis flower, a smoking apparatus with the appropriate heating mechanism, and perhaps a grinder are all that are really needed. Once everything is ready to go, however, there are a few variables that still may go awry, such as your cannabis […]

New Strains Alert: Biochem, Sun Ra, White Durban, and More

It’s a new week at Leafly and you know what that means…New Strains Alert, baby! This week we’ve added a Tangerine Haze cross called Tangenesia, Biochem for all the Chemdawg faithful, a couple entries from Tahoe Hydro, and more. Dig in and drop a comment if you’ve had the pleasure of any of these fine […]

Living Soil 101

There are many different ways to ensure you are maximizing your yield while also staying sustainable in your grow.  While there are certainly various options out there , living soil is one we keep hearing about in the cannabis industry as being one of the best.  This guide was concise and fairly simple to understand, […]

New Strains Alert: Thelonious Skunk, Gorilla Biscuit, Apple Jack, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert is brought to you by you, the Leafly community! Thelonious Skunk, Sugar Pine, Apple Jack, Gorilla Biscuit, and others made this list via submissions to Leafly by growers, seed banks, and consumers, just like you. Here at Leafly we seek to share the communal knowledge of this wondrous flower and […]

Protecting Your Cannabis Plants During a Hurricane

Hurricane Cannabis - the calm before the storm

The Coriolis acceleration assures hurricanes North the of the equator, spin counter-clockwise. Most hurricanes in Hawaii come from the South across Hawaii Nei. Wind is extremely variable during storms in Hawaii and is largely dependent on the geography of the area you live. Regardless, know where the prevailing winds will blow and place your plants […]

Should Cannabis Grow-Tent Linings Be Silver or White?

Home growing is a contentious topic and theories on how to get the biggest, most beautiful buds range from radical to ridiculous. And at least here in Germany, one element of indoor cannabis cultivation that’s a hot topic among enthusiasts is the reflective material inside grow tents. Should it be white or silver? More than […]

PD-related Medical Marijuana Studies – Cannabinoids in Parkinson’s

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Below are several PD-related medical marijuana studies that have been conducted to evaluate the use of cannabinoids in Parkinson’s: The Therapeutic Potential of Cannabinoids for Movement Disorders: clinical observations and trials of cannabinoid-based therapies suggest a possible benefit to tics and probably no benefit for tremor in dyskinesias or PD motor symptoms. Further preclinical and […]

How to Make Compost Tea for Cannabis Plants

Compost is filled with beneficial microorganisms and nutrients, and you can take composting one step further by steeping it in aerated water. This process, called “compost tea,” extracts the microorganisms and soluble nutrients into a water “tea” solution. The goal of compost tea is to introduce nutrients, fungal colonies, and beneficial bacteria to either the […]

Hawai’i Cannabis Awareness Expo Presenters

Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Expo

More Ways to Get Involved: Become an event sponsor. Be the Event’s Title Sponsor Become a vendor Sell your products! Volunteer – Become an Ambassador! Purchase tickets – Advance tickets on sale now!

Growing Organic Cannabis at Home

  There are currently 15 states with medical cannabis home grow provisions and three states (D.C. included) where adults are allowed by state law to cultivate at home recreationally, with some of these states carrying heavier qualifications than others. This list continues to grow as more cannabis enthusiasts gain access and can try finally try […]

Cannabis Breeder’s Rights

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“I don’t want to own my strains. I don’t want to patent it. But my biggest fear is that someone else will take my work and prevent me from working with it. And I see as the only solution to this is to make all of this public domain and open source,” DJ Short, Seattle […]

Integrated Pest Control and Mold Management

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The ecological, economical, and biological sound practices of developing a diverse Integrated Pest Management program to further diminish the use of pesticides and herbicides inside our industry. Resources from Natural Farming Hawaii – Scientifically Proven to Reduce Costs While Growing in Harmony with Nature

Oregon Medical Marijuana Program Too Expensive for Patients

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“The proposed rules are a direct assault on the (medical marijuana) program and the small family farm,” said Prozanski. Oregon’s medical marijuana advocates say the state’s proposed rules for production impose expensive and unnecessary burdens on growers and will ultimately harm patients who rely on the drug to cope with a wide range of health […]

Cannabis Safety

Cannabis safety starts with you. Properly label and store in a safe place away from pets and children! Ingesting cannabis: Ingesting cannabis has many benefits over smoking it, the most important of which is the bypass of dangerous chemicals entering the respiratory system. Carcinogens and tars are largely left behind in the preparation for eating […]

Medical Marijuana Laws Debated

The Alternative Pain Management Club is seeking legal, safe access to medicine for medical marijuana patients. [su_youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OchXl-r28-s”]